French Toast Casserole is a great treat to wake up to!
Yay SRC! This is my second month participating in SRC group C and once again I had a blast! This month I was assigned to Jess’ blog, Pumpkins and Peonies. Two things I love! 🙂 Jess’ blog is beautiful and her love of life, pretty things, and delicious baked goods is SO apparent. Her wedding pictures are gorgeous too! I was tempted by many of Jess’ recipes including these Deep Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins, S’mores Cookies, and Popovers. In the end though, I decide to go with French Toast Casserole, because when is french toast wrong?!? Mmm!
Jess made me fall in love with this French Toast Casserole when she said it was perfect… not too wet, not too dry, not too sweet. I’m sure you’ve had french toast that falls into any [or all] of those three categories, and this recipe does NOT disappoint! It’s practically foolproof too. I love simple recipes. 🙂
The original recipe suggested using brioche or challah, but I used Texas toast and am happy to report that was an awesome choice. I just felt like it so I went with it. It’s still a soft, white bread so it works well, but use whatever you please.
This french toast bakes up nice and soft, with a sugary crust on the bottom and a nice crisp topping. Jess used pecans to top her french toast, but I just left them off. And this may go without saying, but this french toast makes weekend mornings even BETTER than they usually are. You can assemble the casserole the night before, and wake up and have breakfast on the table in less than an hour. Perfect-o! Enjoy! And thanks, Jess, for the great recipe!
one year ago: Tasty Mexican Lentils
two years ago: Quick Chocolate Pudding
three years ago: Alice’s Vanilla Tea-Infused Granola
four years ago: Roasted Tomato & Black Bean Soup
French Toast Casserole
from Pumpkins and Peonies
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 loaf brioche or challah, sliced [or I used Texas toast!]
- 8 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped [I left these out]
- maple syrup, for topping
- powdered sugar, for topping
- fresh fruit, for serving
Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together butter and brown sugar. Pour mixture into bottom of baking dish.
Arrange bread on top of brown sugar mixture, overlapping as needed.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger. Pour over bread slices, then sprinkle on pecans if using. Cover with foil or plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
When ready to bake, remove pan from refrigerator and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes while preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30-35 minutes, covering with foil partway through if the top starts browning too much. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving with maple syrup, powdered sugar, or fruit.
Be sure to check out what else my SRC pals made this month:
27 thoughts on “SRC: French Toast Casserole”
I have been meaning to make one of these! This looks wonderful and so easy! I know the kids would love it. 🙂
I’m sure they would 🙂
Well now I definitely wish I were having this for breakfast!!
Thank you. Sounds nice.
Thank you, Liz!
This is one of my favorite breakfasts to make when I have guests visiting. LOVE it!!
Thanks Jane! It is so good 🙂
So glad you liked this recipe, it’s most definitely one of my favorites! And thank you so much for all of the kind words! Happy to bake with you in group C!
Thanks Jess! It was delish 🙂
I’ve always wanted to try french toast casserole! It seems so simple but comforting and classic.
yes, you have to try it!! i highly recommend it 🙂
What a great way to make French Toast. I see this in my oven very soon!!
Thanks! You should definitely try it!
I love dishes like this that you prep the night before! This would be delicious to wake up to!
Thanks, Ashley! they are so convenient! 🙂
It’s going to sound dumb, but I only think of doing the overnight thing when I have guests.
Duh truly as you say what a great way to treat YOURSELF. I love it.
hahaha i’m all about treating myself to good food 🙂 thanks!
This looks like a delicious breakfast/brunch for the weekend. I always love French toast!
thanks amy! me too! 🙂
This sounds SO wonderful – you have totally sold me on it with your pics and description. We will definitely be making this one weekend soon!
thank you, amy! definitely try it out 🙂
Oh this looks yum. Would love to try this at home, thank you so much for sharing
i hope you do try it! thanks for commenting!
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